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Tyrone Cronin O’Brien clinches 5 Nations Title in impressive day for Hub Martial Arts

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Tyrone Cronin O’Brien and Team Hub Martial Arts put on a masterful display in Galway on September 16 including a 5 Nations Title win

Tyrone Cronin O’Brien and Team Hub Martial Arts put on a masterful display in Galway on September 16

Tyrone Cronin O'Brien and Team Hub Martial Arts put on a masterful display in Galway on September 16
Tyrone Cronin O’Brien added the 5 Nations Title to his collection

Representing Hub Martial Arts in the Learning Hub Limerick, Tyrone Cronin O’Brien, has added yet another title to his evergrowing collection, capping an inspiring performance by the Hub Martial Arts team.

On Sunday, the 17th of September, Cronin O’Brien clinched the coveted 5 Nations Title, now holding titles across four different weight categories.

Team hub was on fire at the event in Galway, taking part in 5 incredible bouts.


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First up was Kyle “Baby Shuffle” Williams stepping into the ring for his first time and doing an amazing job, after a back-and-forward bout, the judges could not split these young men and called it a draw. With his first performance under his belt, Kyle is one to look out for in the future.

Next up was Anesu Havadi who took this fight on 5 days’ notice and the Team Hub fighter wowed the crowd with his beautiful display of skill over the 3 rounds. After 3 good rounds against a good opponent Anesu came away with the well-deserved win.

Tyrone Cronin O’Brien took to the ring next for his 5 Nations Title bout, facing off against a formidable opponent. Tyrone fought beautifully on the inside and outscored his opponent with the cleaner shots.

But not going down easy, his opponent came on strong in the final round and Tyrone had to bite down hard on the gumshield and dig deep to get the win.

After giving everything over the 5 rounds and showing how much of a true warrior he is, Tyrone went on to become 5 nations champion and now holds titles in 4 different weight categories.

Next up, Dan McInerney fought his first bout for Team Hub and showed exactly what he is capable of. Dan dropped his opponent in the opening round with some cracking shots and followed up again, dropping and stopping his opponent. 

Last up was Jake “Rocket” Power in a 3 round war, with a back-and-forward bout, and Jake doing very well throughout the fight, sometimes fighters can learn more from a loss, and unfortunately, this time he took home a lesson but will come back stronger.

The Hub Martial Arts team We are “super proud of each and every individual” who stood in the ring on what was a very successful day for the group.

Next up for Team Hub will be the World Championships in Carrara, Italy on the 26th of October.

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